Articles by Dr. Chris

Heart Sarcoma (Cardiac Cancer) Types, Symptoms, Treatment

Not all tumors are cancerous (malignant). Some cancers may be benign (non-cancerous). Most tumors of the heart are non-cancerous (benign). Cancer is the second most common cause of death in the United States after heart disease. Some organs are more likely to be affected with cancer, like the lungs, colon, rectum, prostate >> Read More ...

Heavy Periods (Bleeding) – Meaning, Causes and Dangers

It is a common menstrual problem that many women experience occasionally and for some women it is a monthly experience. Apart from the  heavy flow the duration of the bleed may also be prolonged. This is known as menorrhagia and may occur for many different reasons. While this can occur with the use of certain medication >> Read More ...

Stomach Disorders – Types, Causes and Symptoms

The stomach is an important organ of digestion, lying between the esophagus (food pipe or gullet) and the duodenum (first part of the small intestine). Like any other part of the body, a host of diseases can affect the stomach. This may result in disruptions in its functioning and symptoms such as nausea, vomiting, pain, >> Read More ...

Bladder Spasms – Pain, Other Symptoms, Causes, Treatment

What are bladder spasms? Bladder spasm is a condition where the muscles of the bladder wall contract suddenly and often forcefully. This occurs without any warning and happens involuntarily. It may cause a sudden intense urge to pass urine and depending on the force of the contraction it may even result in urine being >> Read More ...

Irritable Colon (Large Intestine) Meaning, Causes, Symptoms

The colon is the last part of the large intestine where stool is formed and stored until it is passed out with a bowel movement. As with any organ, the colon can become diseased and its functioning disrupted. This may sometimes be referred to as an irritated colon, although this is not a specific medical term. The >> Read More ...

Cold Legs – Causes of Lower Leg Coldness with Pain and Aches

Like all body parts, the surface of the legs can become cold under certain conditions. To prevent this we may cover the legs and feet, relocate towards a warm environment and move the legs to generate heat. The body may also reroute heat from the torso to the legs to help control its temperature. However, there are cases >> Read More ...
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